This popular book, in which writers share the assignments that never fail to inspire their students, covers a broad spectrum of genres pertinent to the core curricula of school boards across the country. Lessons on diversity, Greek epic and non-classical literature will all do well by Christian McEwen's essay on preparing students for creating oral histories. But there are plenty of creative exercises on fiction, poetry, playwriting and memoir, here, to inspire teachers and engage students. Samples of student writing are included. "Highly recommended." -Kliatt.